On the heels of the ZunZuneo Fake Twitter Program

HAVANA TIMES — A covert US government program to send young Latin Americans to Cuba for purposes of political subversion was made public by Associated Press on Sunday.

According to the news agency, the project by the US Agency for International Development (USAID) sent youth from Venezuela, Costa Rica and Peru starting in 2009 to Cuba “in the hope of encouraging a rebellion.”

In all, nearly a dozen Latin American were used in this program against Cuba, for a salary as low as US$ 5.41 an hour, paid by Creative Associates International, the subcontractor.

The Costa Ricans focused on putting on an HIV prevention workshop and other programs, while Venezuelans and Peruvians were sent to universities with the mission to recruit students to turn against their government.

Both this program and the ZunZuneo (false Cuban twitter program) are part of a big dollar effort by USAID to effect change in countries politically uncomfortable for Washington, and US government data proves it, said AP in its report.


7 thoughts on “Covert US Program against Cuba Revealed

  • Dan, this is an interesting question and the answer is not as obvious as the tone you have taken would imply. In each of the three regimes you listed which were replaced by governments supported by the US, there were markers that these leaders were well on their way towards anti-democratic programs. After being replaced, there was a hope that more and not less freedoms for the people would evolve. The US did not intentionally help to replace a good government with a bad one. On the contrary, the US helped to replace a bad government we assumed would get worse, with a good government that ultimately went bad. Nation-building is clearly not the US’ strong suit. We can topple governments pretty well but helping to build a replacement government that continues the ideals of democracy and freedom seems beyond our reach.

  • Arbenz was worse than Montt ? Allende was worse than Pinochet ? Mossadeh was worse than the Shah ?

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